FAPRI: Good News and Bad News for Livestock, Grain Producers

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Livestock prices are up, but grain prices are down… that’s the good news, bad news for farmers this year. The latest report from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri says that while livestock producers are enjoying a complete reversal of fortune of not very long ago as prices for cattle, hogs and milk …

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Alltech Press Conference

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During the Alltech Global Dairy and Beef Conference this afternoon Dr. Pearse Lyons held an informal press conference. Some of the first questions asked dealt with Alltech’s future plans for growth in countries like Ukraine, Russia and Australia. He also talked about his philosophy of investing in an idea, sticking with it and watching it turn into reality and grow. …

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Alltech Dares to Dream

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Dr. Pearse Lyons says he has never worked a day in his life and he means it. This man loves what he does and it shows every moment you’re in his presence. Here at the Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference he welcomed us and challenged us to pursue our dreams. He also talked about his dream, the Alltech dream, …

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Opening Reception for Alltech Global

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The Alltech Global Dairy & Beef Conference got underway with a very tasty reception at the Centre International Deauville. Dr. Pearse Lyons welcomed us to France and then introduced some world class music. The food here in Deauville is awesome. We had some great hamburgers at the reception. I am sure it was some local Normandy beef! But that was …

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Dairy Carrie Exposes Latest PETA Sham

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The world’s beloved AgShill Heiress Dairy Farmer Carrie Chestnut Mess, aka Dairy Carrie, is once again showing her brilliance as she has just pretty well slam dunked PETA and their latest dairy cow (bull) manure video release. As of now her revealing story has been visited over a quarter million times. With your help in spreading the word how about …

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Traveling with Alltech

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In just a few weeks I’ll be on the agriblogging highway to France prior to the IFAJ Congress in Scotland. Thank you Alltech for bringing me to the Normandy region for their annual Global Dairy and Beef Conference and the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games. During the Ag Media Summit I visited with Alltech’s Ann Hess about this year’s Global …

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Well Cow – Bluetooth Connection to Your Cows

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We’re hearing a lot about health applications of mobile and wearable technology lately. The anticipated iWatch from Apple is expected to open some new doors into that technology. But that’s for humans. What about cows? Well a Scottish company is introducing a bluetooth way to monitor cow and herd health – The Well CowTM Bolus. Monitor the health of your …

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Got Camel Milk?

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Make every day a hump day with camel milk from Desert Farms. I requested a sample and tried it this morning on my cereal. I won’t deny being a little skeptical and cautious. However, this milk tastes great! Very smooth, rich and creamy. Kind of what I miss with all this watered down milk we have now. Desert Farms milk …

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Dairy in the Food Dialogue

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The CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association, Connie Tipton (pictured on right), took part in the USFRA Food Dialogues in Chicago. The topic was Integrity in Food Marketing and as with other panelists I asked her what this means to her personally. Connie says, “You know every company has to figure out how to position their product but to …

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Walmart Highlights Ag Sustainability Pledges

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Kicking off a new Sustainable Product Expo this week, the CEOs from more than a dozen global companies gathered at Walmart headquarters in Arkansas Tuesday to pledge to increase sustainable food production. Eight of the largest food companies announced pledges to help ensure that tomorrow’s food supply is affordable and sustainable for the nine billion people projected to inhabit the …

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